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Weeds Be Gone, But Leave the Seedlings

Two photos.  The first photo is the cover to the publication, Shielded Herbicide Sprayer for Hardwood Nursery Seeding Beds.  The second is of a drawing of the sprayer.Weed control is essential for producing healthy seedlings at nurseries. Weeds compete for moisture and nutrients, but hand weeding is expensive. Spray applicators use herbicides that kill weeds but also can kill hardwood seedlings.

"Shielded Herbicide Sprayer for Hardwood Nursery Seedling Beds" (0624–2827–MTDC) describes a prototype shielded herbicide sprayer that was developed by MTDC. It applies glyphosate herbicide only on the leaves of weeds between rows and along the edges of four- or five-row hardwood seedling beds.

Shop-quality drawings for the sprayer are available at the "Nurseries Drawings" Web site: (Username: t-d, Password: t-d).

For additional information, contact Keith Windell, project leader (phone: 406–329–3956; e-mail:

To order the report, contact Cailen Hegman, MTDC publications (phone: 406–329–3978; e-mail:

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